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Arsene Wenger hints he may leave Arsenal in 2017

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Arsene Wenger has hinted that he may leave Arsenal when his current contract expires in 2017.

The French boss' current deal expires at the end of next season and, during the Gunners' annual general meeting, he spoke about his and the club's future.

The 65-year-old spoke about leaving a legacy for the next man to take over at the Emirates and his commitment to bring success until the day his £8m-a-year deal expires.

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As per the Mirror, Wenger said: "I am resolute to commit absolutely until the last day of my contract to bring back big success to this club, and leave as well one day in a position where it can do even better when I leave.

"That is for me very important that I leave the club in the shape that the guy who comes after me can do better.

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"The responsibility on my shoulders is much bigger. I know what it means for people. I know how sad people are when we don't do well, I know how sad people are when we lose a game."

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Having gone 11 years without lifting the Premier League trophy, the pressure is on Wenger to end the drought following back-to-back FA Cup triumphs.

The north London club have made a strong start to the season and occupy second place, two points behind Manchester City.

However, the question is whether they can sustain their title bid - something that they have failed to do regularly over the past decade.

The 'Wenger Out' brigade have been quiet in recent weeks, but their wish may be granted, come 2017, given his latest comments. But it will be ten years too late for a certain Piers Morgan.

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